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Job Chapter 16 Summary

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1 Then Job answered and said,

2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?

4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul’s stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.

5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.

6 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

7 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.

8 And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

9 He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

12 I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

13 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

14 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.

15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

17 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.

18 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.

19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

20 My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

Job Chapter 16 Summary

Job chapter 16 delves into the ongoing dialogue between Job and his friends. Job’s friends attempt to make sense of his suffering. In this chapter, Job expresses his frustration with his friends’ supposed comfort. He states they are all “miserable comforters.”

Miserable is a strong choice of words for Job to use. He accuses them of offering empty words rather than genuine solace. He describes his affliction as overwhelming and emphasizes the severity of his suffering. Job, like many people in despair or in difficult situations, feels isolated and alienated, with no one to advocate on his behalf before the Almighty. Despite his plea for compassion and understanding, he believes that his friends are only adding to his distress. He continues to grapple with the question of why he, a seemingly righteous man, is experiencing such intense suffering.

This chapter showcases Job’s deep despair and longing for answers, as well as his growing frustration with the explanations and advice offered by his friends. “My friends scorn me, but my eyes pour out tears to my Creator,” Job exclaimed. Most people have felt these words of Job. This chapter serves as a pivotal moment in the narrative, highlighting the emotional and psychological toll of Job’s trials. Also, the limitations of his friends’ attempts to comfort him in his time of need.

This is the summary of Job chapter 16; Glory to the Creator who comforts all.

The image has been created to depict a man in the land of Uz or Waza, in a moment of reflection and conversation with his friends, amidst the loss of possessions. It is set against the backdrop of Calabar’s lush greenery and vibrant cultural landmarks, the scene emphasizes solidarity, community, and the rich cultural heritage of the area. Copyright

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